Archive for January 23, 2015

OIG Offers No Sanctions for Proposed Copay Assistance Program

OIG Advisory Opinion Offers No Sanctions for Proposed Copay Assistance Program On January 5, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released an advisory opinion on a proposed arrangement in which a nonprofit organization could provide assistance with copayments for financially needy patients, including Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. The OIG’s…

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The 40-Hour Work Week under ACA, Rest Breaks, and Sleep Time

House Passes Bill in Support of 40-hour Work Week under ACA On January 8, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Save American Workers Act on a 252-172 vote. The legislation, which would run into a promised veto from President Barack Obama should it pass the Senate, would ease the Affordable Care Act’s definition…

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New Year Guide to Avoid the Hospital Hack

Some would define 2014 as the “year of the hacker.” From Target and eBay to iCloud and Sony, millions of Americans had their personal information leaked as a result of attacks by hackers. As many in the healthcare profession know, medical information is a prime target for hackers and 2014 saw a record number of…

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